Ruo Yu (David) Tao

CompSci @ McGill University
Email: ruo.tao "at"
Resume: here

I'm an undergraduate computer science student at McGill University in my 3rd year. I'm also a student intern at Mila working on model-based reinforcement learning. Previously, I was a research intern at Microsoft Research Montreal working on reinforcement learning for text-based games.

My current research interests lie in exploration in a reinforcement learning context. If you're interested in collaborating on something shoot me an email!

Projects and experience


I am currently working on a research project in exploration in reinforcement learning under Vincent François-Lavet supervised by Joelle Pineau. I'll be continuing to work on this project at Mila over the summer.

Microsoft Research Montreal

During my time at Microsoft Research, I worked on reinforcement learning and natural language problems. I was advised by Marc-Alexandre Côté and Layla El Asri on projects including:

  • Adaptive text action spaces: see the below paper!

  • TextWorld: a reinforcement learning framework for agents to learn text-based games.


Towards Solving Text-based Games by Producing Adaptive Action Spaces

Ruo Yu Tao, Marc-Alexandre Côté, Xingdi Yuan, Layla El Asri

Accepted for oral presentation for WordPlay NeurIPS 2018



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